Exploring fieldwork education through a context of Iberian cooperation: activities with sedimentary rocks and fossils in the Cenomanian of Figueira da Foz (Portugal) and Tamajón (Spain)

Pedro Miguel Callapez, J. Audije-Gil, Fernando Barroso-Barcenilla, M. Berrocal-Casero, José Manuel Brandão, P. Faustino, S. A. Ozkaya de Juanas, R. Pimentel, E. Rodríguez, V. Santos, M. Segura

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Abstract

Fieldwork activities could be important strategies for the outdoor learning of Geology, as a complement of the practical hands-on of minerals, rocks, fossils and models. They have been increasingly used in the last years, by teachers and students of different grades, and planned in line with the formal teaching taught in the classroom and contextualized with themes adopted by the national curricula of Natural Science. Our purpose is to explore an Iberian context of cooperation, using examples of outcrops with analogous stratigraphic contexts of the same age, and closely related facies, fossils and palaeoenvironments, to develop these outdoor activities around concepts of stratigraphy, sedimentology and palaeontology. Two Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) sections with fossiliferous marine carbonate units (Figueira da Foz, in Portugal, and Tamajón, in Spain) have been chosen, due to the many stratigraphic and palaeontological characteristics they have in common, allowing students to understand that despite distance, both geographical areas can be compared, as they shared contemporaneous flora and faunas and a common overall palaeogeography, when the Iberian microplate was extensively flooded by shallow warm seas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXX Simposio sobre la Enseñanza de la Geología
Subtitle of host publicationLibro de actas
EditorsJesús Duque-Macías, Ana Paula Bernal
Place of PublicationMaó (Minorca)
PublisherAgencia Menorca Reserva de Biosfera
Pages253-262
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventXX Simposio sobre Enseñanza de la Geología - Maó, Spain
Duration: 9 Jul 201814 Jul 2018

Conference

ConferenceXX Simposio sobre Enseñanza de la Geología
CountrySpain
CityMaó
Period9/07/1814/07/18

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